Title: Blood Scion (Blood Scion #1)
Author: Deborah Falaye
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication date: March 8th, 2022
This is what they deserve. They wanted me to be a monster. I will be the worst monster they ever created.
Fifteen-year-old Sloane can incinerate an enemy at will—she is a Scion, a descendant of the ancient Orisha gods.
Under the Lucis’ brutal rule, her identity means her death if her powers are discovered. But when she is forcibly conscripted into the Lucis army on her fifteenth birthday, Sloane sees a new opportunity: to overcome the bloody challenges of Lucis training, and destroy them from within.
Sloane rises through the ranks and gains strength but, in doing so, risks something greater: losing herself entirely, and becoming the very monster that she ahbors.
Following one girl’s journey of magic, injustice, power, and revenge, this deeply felt and emotionally charged debut from Deborah Falaye, inspired by Yoruba-Nigerian mythology, is a magnetic combination of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin and Daughter of Smoke and Bone that will utterly thrill and capture readers.
Run, don’t walk, to your closest book store or library and get this book – do it now! #BloodScion is a gripping tale of how far one girl will go to rid herself of the oppressors and bring a nation to it’s knees.
Sloane is a Scion, descendant of the Yoruba gods and hiding her magic from the Lucis overlords. She’s conscripted as a child solder into the army in order to hunt and kill other Yorubans or Scions. Sloane must do whatever it takes to keep her secret, and her life.
I’m absolutely obsessed with this book, it’s cover, and now the author @deborahfalaye. I read through this action packed story of courage, perseverance, resilience, and bravery. Blood Scion is not only a story about African child soldiers, but about how women are treated as well.
Blood Scion is the easiest 5 stars I’ve given to a book all year. Please read the trigger warnings before picking it up, DM me for more information.
Happy reading, folks!
Deborah Falaye is a Nigerian Canadian young adult author. She grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, where she spent her time devouring African Literature, pestering her grandma for folktales, and tricking her grandfather into watching Passions every night. When she’s not writing about fierce Black girls with bad-ass magic, she can be found obsessing over all things reality TV. Deborah currently lives in Toronto with her husband and their partner-in-crime yorkie, Major. Blood Scion is her first novel.